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Tremors of History
Gyalrong 2008 & 1775
Jamyang Norbu  |  Friday, May 21, 2010  |  One Comment
Tremors of History

You would think that the first requirement in reporting a natural disaster would be getting the name of the geographical location right, especially in the case of an earthquake, which unlike unlike a messy flood …

A Brief Account of the Detention of Friend Shogdung
High Peaks Pure Earth  |  Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010  |  No Comment
A Brief Account of the Detention of Friend Shogdung

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated the following blogpost from the Xining-based Tibetan website www.sangdhor.com.

Several days ago, thousands perished in the massive earthquake in Yushu and it caused suffering for tens of thousands of people. …

Horsemen of Kyigudo
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010  |  2 Comments
Horsemen of Kyigudo

In mid-summer when the grasslands are covered with red blue and yellow wildflowers nomads from all over the region, some as far away as Nagchu come together for a major annual gathering, the famous Horse …

To the People in the Affected Area as Well as Those Who Are Concerned About the Disaster
Open letter by the New School of Thought
High Peaks Pure Earth  |  Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010  |  No Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated the following open letter to victims of the earthquake in Kham by the New School of Thought.
Early morning on April 14, 2010 at 7:49, an earthquake of 7.1 magnitude …

Kyegu, on my Mind
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Apr 25, 2010  |  One Comment
Kyegu, on my Mind

When I saw photographs of the tough, determined looking monks digging through the ruins of Kyegu town, I was struck by a sense of helplessness and frustration. Probably, some of you readers felt that way …

Into the Bosom of Kyegu
Topden Tsering  |  Thursday, Apr 22, 2010  |  No Comment

(Am not a poet by any means, but to cope with the internal hurting, this was how the words tumbled out; hope the lines provide you some calm too)
How we had trusted it:
to help steady …

Tibet Earthquake: The Deepening Divide of Identities
Topden Tsering  |  Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010  |  No Comment

(As appeared in Berkeley Daily Planet’s News Analysis Section on Page One)
The 6.9 magnitude earthquake that ravaged eastern Tibet’s Kyegundo on April 14 has brought to sharp relief the region’s contentious place in China’s geopolitical …

To Die With Dignity in Your Own Land
Tibet, China, and the Politics of Disaster
Josh Schrei  |  Friday, Apr 16, 2010  |  4 Comments
To Die With Dignity in Your Own Land

The Tibetans that died in Jyekundo had the right to die as Tibetans, not as Chinese.
The tragic 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Jyekundo yesterday has been consistently labeled the “China Quake” by …